Title The Prince (Norton Critical Edition), 3/e
Author Niccolò Machiavelli
ISBN 9780393936919
List price USD 15.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 352
Book size 134 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book


“A highly-readable translation and very inclusive selection of critical responses, making this the best edition of the text for an undergraduate readership.”
Christian M. Billing, University of Hull


“It is quite thorough for one semester, and bears up well for ongoing study. This is a very well-thought-out concept for such a seminal work. It more than meets the requirements for my upper-level undergraduate courses.”
Jeff Steele, Principia College



This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • Wayne A. Rebhorn’s thorough and thought-provoking introduction to Machiavelli, his world, and his famous political treatise (1513).
  • An accurate and highly readable translation, detailed explanatory annotations, and a map of North Central Italy in Machiavelli’s time.
  • A judicious selection of Machiavelli’s other writings that inform his immense influence as a diplomat, democrat, and correspondent.
  • Twelve interpretive essays from American and European sources, eleven of them new to the Third Edition.
  • A selected bibliography and an index.


About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.



The Text of The Prince

MAP: North-Central Italy in Machiavelli’s Time • Medici Family Tree: A Rough Diagram • Popes during Machiavelli’s Lifetime

Niccolò Machiavelli • From The Legation to Cesare Borgia

Niccolò Machiavelli • From Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy • Book 1 • Book 2 • Book 3

Niccolò Machiavelli • From The Private Letters • To Francesco Vettori (December 10, 1513) • To Francesco Guicciardini (May 17, 1521)

Isaiah Berlin • From The Question of Machiavelli • J. C. A. Pocock • From Machiavelli, II Principe • Quentin Skinner • Machiavelli and the Triumph of Princely Government • Mark Hulliung • From Conversations with the Moderns • Hanna Fenichel Pilkin • Machiavelli, Genderd Politics • Maurizio Viroli • From Machiavelli and the Republican Concept of Politics • John M. Najemy • From language and The Prince • Mikael Hörnqvist • Machiavelli’s Republican Rhetoric • Wayne A. Rebhorn • Machiavelli’s Prince in the Epic Tradition • Victoria Kahn • From Revisiting Agathocles • Erica Benner • From Machiavelli’s Prince: A New Reading • Gabriele Pedullà • Machiavelli’s Mirror for Princes and the Art of Tying Knots

Niccolò Machiavelli: A Chronology of His Life and Times
Selected Bibliography

Target Audience:

Students and academicians of English literature.


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